WorkSafeBC has launched new video highlighting the unseen risks of repurposed shipping containers.
Director of Prevention Field Services, Dan Strand says that the watertight containers with little or no ventilation are potentially dangerous for uses other than shipping.
A propane barbecue stored inside a shipping container caused an explosion that blew one of its 113-kilogram doors 40 metres into a public park in 2013 in Saanich.
A volunteer firefighter was also struck and killed in 2011 by a door that blew off a shipping container housing a collection of gas-powered tools while he was fighting a fire in the next building.
Quensel City Council gave final adoption of a bylaw that prohibited any new shipping containers in residential areas last year.